Originally Posted by acras13
Take the pictures you have , and any images of "pillars" you like and go to custom cabinet or woodworking shops in your area or a metal fabrication shop . Bring a copy of the installation instructions for your screen for them . Depending on the medium you want your support to be made of you should be able to find a shop that can build what you want . Keep in mind that "elegant" is subjective so you'll have to decide what look you're after prior to discussing with them . No one is going to build something you'll be happy with if the only design criteria is " make it 8' tall and elegant" . Be ready to pay the price for custom fabrication .
If your walls are drywall and paint without any weird finishes , those holes would take all of 15 seconds to fill with mud , let it dry for a few hours , 10 seconds for the second coat let it set , gentle wipe with a wet drywall sponge then dab some paint to feather in to the rest of the paint . It's a far easier (and elegant) solution than having something custom built , but if you can't stand the thought , then you can't stand the thought. Good luck on your quest
Yeah, unfortunately, I have OCD and I change things around very often. I would have a million holes being constantly patched up, and I also have a paint phobia. I've never been able to paint anything for some reason. I'm not very good in the physical world. I can mow the lawn, that's about it. I hung some window blinds once, cracked the wooden frame on the window because I used a screwdriver instead of a drill. Used a drill to hang a new doorbell, got the holes drilled so one was higher than the other. I'm hopeless with stuff like that....Moving speakers around to get just the right placement, and moving furniture around and re-arranging things over, and over, and over again...Yep, I'm good with that kind of thing. Anything permanent involving paint, walls, moldings, tiles, etc., I can't do it.
Takes me literally 5 or 6 hours to get the placement for a nail just right on a virgin wall to hang up a picture frame. Whenever possible, I always, always, always try to use the previous homeowners pre-existing nail holes and hope they had their photos centered in all the right ways. I know, it's a weird thing. Not sure why I am this way.
The prices for custom pillars, I would imagine would be over my price range bordering on the insane. I know, it sucks being the opposite of normal.
Originally Posted by Trepidati0n
My guess is there is, just that market is prohibitively small (e.g. not enough revenue and margin) for any business to be as part of their business plan.
This seems to be the case. It's almost like how Dayton Audio seems to be the only game in town for speaker spikes and cones. Not too many other companies out there to compete in that market.
I may just have to make a projector screen stand with Lego's or something. I just know that, if I had a 3D printer, I could design just the perfect stand, but I'm thinking it might be another year or two before I get one. Plus, those plastic refills are expensive.
I wonder how many Lego's I would need...
If I get around to it, think I'll post some pictures of what my ht room looks like so far. It might help with any design ideas. I would think ht people living in apartments or condos would have a need for something like I am envisioning. Think something like, a projector screen stand by Bello.
See, if I could somehow stretch these Bello speaker stands to be 8 to 8.5 feet tall, I think I would have what I am looking for. Then I would simply mount each side of the projector screen to the stands. Edited by LittleLarry - 6/11/13 at 9:22pm